A. Douhal, born in Beni Mellal (Morocco), is a Professor of physical chemistry at the University of Castilla La Mancha (UCLM, Toledo). He has received his education in Beni Mellal, and got his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from University of Kadi Ayyad (Marrakech) under the supervision of Prof. J.L. Abboud and A.U. Acuña.
From 1986 to 1990, he worked at the Institute of Physical Chemistry "Rocasolano" of CSIC (Madrid). During 1990-92, he was a post-doctoral student at the Institute for Molecular Science (Okazaki, Japan) working in Prof. K. Yoshihara group. During 1992, he worked as a researcher associate at Laboratoire de Photophysique Moléculaire (University of Paris-Sud/CNRS, France).
In 1993, he joined the UCLM as an associate professor, and since 2007 he is a full professor of physical chemistry at the same university. He was a visiting researcher at California Institute of Technology in several periods of 1995-2000, working in Prof. Ahmed H. Zewail group. Since 1998, he is heading the Femtoscience and Microscopy research group at the Faculty of Environmental and Biochemistry Sciences at UCLM.
His present research is devoted to the study of molecular events in condensed phase, and in molecular pockets of chemical and biological nanosystems, using ultrafast techniques and single molecule microscopy.
He is a member of the American Association for The Advancement of Science (AAAS), the IUPAC, the European Photochemistry Association (EPA), "Grupo de Fotoquimica Español" (GRUFO), and the Real Sociedad Española de Quimica (RSEQ). He served as a member of the editorial board of Chemical Physics Letters. Currently, he is serving in the editorial boards of The International Journal of Photo-Energy, and the Journal of Photochemistry and photobiology: Chemistry, A.